10.02.   Bidding.
   (A)   The threshold amount for instituting and requiring formal bidding procedures is established at $30,000.00 for each purchase. Council may establish a threshold exceeding that amount by ordinance. The threshold amount may be waived by a vote of at least six Council members.
   (B)   When any contract or expenditure for the construction of a public improvement or the purchase of equipment, supplies, or materials is estimated to exceed the threshold but not to exceed $75,000.00, such contract shall not be subject to competitive bidding but shall be subject to review and approval by the Board of Control.  When any contract or expenditure for the construction of a public improvement or the purchase of equipment, supplies, or materials is estimated to exceed $75,000.00, such contract shall be competitively bid, which shall be authorized and directed by ordinance or resolution passed by Council.
   (C)   When authorized or directed by the Board of Control, the Service Director shall make a written contract with the lowest and best bidder following advertisement once a week for at least two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of circulation in the City, provided that the Service Director may reject any and all bids in whole or by item(s). By a vote of at least six members, Council may waive the competitive bidding requirements if the statutory or common law of the State of Ohio does not require competitive bidding; if Council determines that an item is available and can be acquired only from a single source; or Council determines that a waiver of the competitive bidding requirement is in the best interest of the City.
   (D)   Notwithstanding subsections (A) and (B), contracts for professional services shall not be subject to the competitive bidding requirements and shall not require authorization by Council if the current operating budget provides sufficient funding for the scope of services in any such contract.  (November 6, 2007; November 6, 2012)